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Integrated Child Development Services-Common Application Software (ICDS-CAS) was formally launched in Manipur’s Chandel district bordering Myanmar on Tuesday, reports reaching Imphal said.

Deputy commissioner Krishna Kumar of Chandel district, sub-divisional officer St Rithung Anal of the district, district program pfficer (ICDS) Ranjit Singh, child development project officers, swasth bharat prerak, dearson tontang, supervisors and AWWs (Anganwadi Workers) were present during the day’s launching function at the district headquarters, 70 km south east of Imphal.

Speaking on the occasion, DC Krishna Kumar opined that the ICDS-CAS will help the AWWs in eliminating their burden of maintaining manual registers it will be replaced by smart phones and ICDS-CAS will also help in bringing the data in real time monitoring.

In another development, Mantripukhri Battalion of 9 Sector Assam Rifles distributed essential food items, ration and hygiene chemicals to the locals of Priests Home Lamlongei and locals of Mantripukhri in the outskirt of Imphal on Monday, according to Assam Rifles (South) sources.

The Civic Action Team of the battalion, with an aim to mitigate the hardship amid ongoing lockdown, provided assistance to the residents and staff of ‘Priests Home’ Lamlongei, a Retirement Home and locals of Mantripukhri, it said.

As part of the assistance, essential food items, and hygiene chemicals were distributed to the ‘Priests Home’.

Thereafter, the team also distributed masks and surgical gloves to the local vendors and workers in Mantripukhri, it said.

The battalion has also conducted similar drives at Nagaram, Koirengei, Vaipei Veng, Yaingangpokpi market and Asha Bhavan, it added.

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